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screw nut

  1. a nut threaded to receive a screw.
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Origin of screw nut

First recorded in 1805–15
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Historical Examples of screw nut

  • The screw-nut is as perfect as one could wish, saving, only, in the meagre allowance of hair provided for.

    The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use

    Henry Saint-George

  • This is on a par with the early bows with screw-nut and cambre described in the first section of this work.

  • This handle may be attached at any convenient distance from the centre, by means of the slot and screw-nut J.